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 Messed up your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360? Then we are here for your rescue as in the due course of the article we will check out on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 with the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 firmware version which is dubbed as XXKL3. Please note that this is the beta version of firmware which got leaked from the Samsung servers and is almost near stable version. There is still no exact date on by when this update will be rolled out officially but as per our sources, this update is already pushed for some select countries via KIES official tool.
For all those who are hoping that a new update of ICS will be coming, we would like to tell that Galaxy Y S5360 handset won’t be receiving the Android 4.0 update due to hardware limitations but as per our sources there are some developers who are developing a Value pack update for Galaxy Y which will try to accommodate some of the features as that of ICS Android 4.0 version.

Disclaimer: Please note that this process of firmware update is not recommended for the basic users and is only recommended for the advanced users. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in any manner after applying this update.

Rooting Information:

  • Please note that if you apply this firmware then it doesn’t mean that the phone is rooted.
  • If you have rooted your device then after applying this firmware, the rooting access will be revoked.

So, let’s get started with the list of pre requisites which you need to follow and followed by which we will check out on how you can follow further the tutorial to update the firmware.
Note: Since this is still not an official update for all the Global users, after update your device won’t be recognized in KIES which should not be an issue as KIES is almost an Ineffective tool which is just used for receiving official updates.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your phone memory so that just in case if the data gets lost in the process of firmware update, the same can be restored easily.

Caution (Not for Netherlands users): Don’t backup the data using the KIES as after the update KIES won’t be detecting your phone as its not Official firmware for your region.

  • Ensure that the battery level left in your device is minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned off in the middle of firmware update. Also, you need to disable all the Antivirus / firewall suites in your computer as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update. Also, close the KIES completely in your computer.

So let’s go further where we will see on what is the procedure to update the Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Android phone.

Procedure to update Gingerbread XXKL3 2.3.6 on Samsung Galaxy Y S5360:

  • Once you extract the files, you need to match the extracted files with the below image, even if single file is missing you need to check with extraction or download process.

    • Open Odin in your computer and turn off your Galaxy Y so as to enter the device in the download mode. The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. To know more, refer to the below Video.
    • Connect the Galaxy Y in download mode to the computer while keeping the Odin opened and once connected, within a minute the ID : COM section will turn Yellow which will mean that all the drivers are installed successfully and you are ready to proceed to the next step.

       Note: If ID : COM doesn’t turn yellow then install Samsung USB Drivers, .net framework and also you need to update the KIES with the latest version so that the missing drivers are installed.

      • Now, click on “PDA” to select the file named as “S5360XXKL3_S5360KPPKJ1_S5360XXKL3_HOME.tar.md5” which you can find in the extracted files.

        • After this you need to click on “Start” to initiate the process of firmware update. Once the update is applied successfully, the device will be restarting and you may be asked to enter the Google Account preferences along with the Internet connectivity options etc.
        • As soon as you are done with them, turn Off the phone so as to get into the recovery mode.
        • The recovery mode can be entered by pressing  Volume UP on Volume Down Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button. In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys.

        Tip: If the device takes very long time on the “S” logo then pull off the battery, reinsert and repeat the whole process again.
        So, congratulations as you are now on the latest firmware of Gingerbread 2.3.6 XXKL3 version. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face issues in the process of updating the firmware. We will try to revert back with the solution at the earliest.

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        Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

        Posted: January 3, 2012 in Samsung Galaxy Y
        Budget Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Y are an attractive proposition on paper. Who wouldn’t want to spend less than £100 for a smashing PAYG Android mobile phone?
        The competition is rife at this end of the market. HTC is in there with its Wildfire S and Samsung has a couple of fingers in the pie already with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Europa and Samsung Galaxy Mini. The one to beat is still Orange’s San Francisco though. So, how does the Galaxy Y stack up?
        Samsung galaxy y review
        O2, whose version has a slightly tweaked chassis design, gave us an ex-test unit for a detailed look. Selling at £89.99 on O2 PAYG, we aren’t sure the Samsung Galaxy Y is a bargain.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        The first thing you notice is that it has a tiny screen. Just three inches across diagonal corners. And it has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. That’s just too low for a serious smartphone.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        Text looks a bit fuzzy, there’s not enough real estate for serious web browsing or video viewing. It feels under specified.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        Moreover, the screen might be capacitive but it isn’t great under the fingers. We felt it was sluggish at times and it often got confused between a sweep and a press so that apps opened when we were simply sliding a finger around.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        That’s not helped by the fact that the 830MHz processor seemed to be working to rule. It was mighty slow to respond to our commands at times leaving us waiting while it did our bidding.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        Remember, we had an ex-test unit to review, and firmware changes might be in order for the final retail version, but we weren’t entirely happy.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        Build quality isn’t bad for a handset of this price, though, with a solid plastic chassis topped off with a metal-look backplate. We reckon it’ll take a few knocks and bangs.
        Samsung galaxy y
        The chassis is small and light so this is an easy phone to tote. For the record, we are looking at 104mm x 58mm x 11.5mm and 97.5g. And of course that small screen means most hands can reach right across it for one-handed use.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        There are just two touch buttons on the front below the screen, for Android Menu and Back functions. Home is catered for by a physical button that sits between these, and in O2’s case this is rectangular while on other versions of the handset it is square. If you want Search you’ll need to use a Widget.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        There’s no side button for the built-in camera, but aside from that ports and connectors are not a problem. The volume rocker on the left side is mirrored by a power button on the right, and the USB connector is on the top edge under a protective hinged cover. The headset connector is here too.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        Features wise, there is 178MB of free internal storage, and you can add microSD cards to that via a slot under the backplate.
        Samsung galaxy y review
        The camera is a woeful 2 megapixel version, but Samsung adds its Social Hub for social media fans, and there’s Wi-Fi, GPS, HSDPA and Android 2.3.5.
        Overall there’s nothing here that makes us say ‘wow’ and at first glance the screen and camera could well be trouble spots.

        Current Price: Rs.Around Rs.7000 Approximately $140…